The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 286 257 299
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +42
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 446 502 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 0.88% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.93% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 340 221
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 31 17
Median hourly rate £31.50 £20.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.65% -16.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.64 £15.00 £17.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £45.87 £35.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.48 £20.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+97.46% -16.32%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51031 54127 51833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.79% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33206 34317 31392
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1549 2019 2086
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -14 414 £375 +7.14% 131
London -3 196 £388 +6.89% 67
South East +4 84 £400 +4.91% 27
City of London +49 42 £388 +3.33% 20
East of England -26 33 £340 -6.20% 6
North West +22 32 £355 +1.42% 4
Scotland -3 25 £300 -14.28% 1
Surrey -12 24 £458 +30.71% 7
South West -11 22 £381 +17.30% 6
Manchester +14 21 £325 -1.51% 4
Berkshire +9 18 £500 +56.25% 6
Cambridgeshire -10 18 £340 -6.20% 4
Hampshire +2 17 £325 -16.12% 7
North East -29 17 £248 -29.28% 5
Yorkshire +3 16 £388 +24.00% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne -34 15 £225 -35.71% 5
Tyne and Wear -36 15 £225 -35.71% 5
Edinburgh -1 13 £425 +6.25% 1
Cambridge -7 12 £340 -6.20% 4
Hertfordshire +18 10 £358 +2.14% 2
West Yorkshire +5 10 £425 +88.88% 5
Bristol +6 8 £375 +15.38% 1
Oxfordshire -4 8 £400 -15.78% 3
West Midlands -36 8 £333 +15.65% 2
Buckinghamshire +13 7 £275 -31.25% 1
East Sussex +8 7 £325 +8.33% 3
Windsor - 7 £500 -
Leeds +7 6 £345 +200.00% 4
Gloucestershire +5 6 £413 -
Cheshire +2 6 £360 +2.85%

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, Systems Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 497 (57.99%) Linux
2 322 (37.57%) Windows
3 300 (35.01%) Unix
4 250 (29.17%) VMware
5 249 (29.05%) Red Hat
6 233 (27.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 223 (26.02%) Finance
8 189 (22.05%) Active Directory
8 189 (22.05%) Solaris
9 171 (19.95%) Puppet
10 170 (19.84%) Microsoft
11 162 (18.90%) SAN
12 150 (17.50%) Windows Server
13 139 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
14 135 (15.75%) DNS
15 129 (15.05%) Oracle
16 124 (14.47%) ITIL
17 122 (14.24%) PowerShell
18 116 (13.54%) Perl
19 113 (13.19%) Migration
20 112 (13.07%) SQL
20 112 (13.07%) Windows Server 2008
21 111 (12.95%) DevOps
22 102 (11.90%) Python
23 101 (11.79%) Veritas
24 96 (11.20%) Apache
25 95 (11.09%) HP
26 92 (10.74%) Configuration Management
26 92 (10.74%) Banking
27 91 (10.62%) EMC

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 96 (11.20%) Apache
2 55 (6.42%) Tomcat
3 51 (5.95%) MS Exchange
4 31 (3.62%) IIS
4 31 (3.62%) SharePoint
5 28 (3.27%) WebSphere
6 27 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 24 (2.80%) WebLogic
8 20 (2.33%) nginx
9 16 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
10 15 (1.75%) JBoss
10 15 (1.75%) Skype for Business
11 13 (1.52%) OpenStack
12 10 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
13 7 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (0.82%) Confluence
13 7 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
14 6 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.70%) TPMS
Applications
1 46 (5.37%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.98%) MS Office
3 2 (0.23%) HipChat
4 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.12%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.12%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (0.82%) ResourceLink
2 5 (0.58%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (0.35%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.23%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.12%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.12%) HFM
5 1 (0.12%) OpenCart
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.12%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 67 (7.82%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.22%) Office 365
3 16 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (1.87%) Amazon S3
3 16 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
3 16 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.17%) SaaS
5 3 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (0.35%) CloudFront
6 2 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (0.23%) AWS CloudTrail
6 2 (0.23%) IaaS
6 2 (0.23%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.12%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 162 (18.90%) SAN
2 135 (15.75%) DNS
3 78 (9.10%) Firewall
4 74 (8.63%) NAS
5 65 (7.58%) TCP/IP
6 64 (7.47%) DHCP
7 34 (3.97%) Internet
8 30 (3.50%) LAN
9 28 (3.27%) WAN
10 27 (3.15%) LDAP
11 25 (2.92%) SSL
12 20 (2.33%) VPN
13 19 (2.22%) Fibre Channel
13 19 (2.22%) Network Security
14 15 (1.75%) SSH
15 13 (1.52%) HTTP
16 12 (1.40%) iSCSI
17 11 (1.28%) Intranet
17 11 (1.28%) SMTP
17 11 (1.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (8.52%) MySQL
2 69 (8.05%) SQL Server
3 26 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
6 14 (1.63%) Oracle Database
7 12 (1.40%) DB2
8 11 (1.28%) MongoDB
9 9 (1.05%) Big Data
9 9 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
9 9 (1.05%) Hadoop
10 7 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.35%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.35%) Data Lake
11 3 (0.35%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.35%) QlikView
11 3 (0.35%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.23%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 40 (4.67%) Git (software)
2 33 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 25 (2.92%) JIRA
4 22 (2.57%) Subversion
5 13 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
5 13 (1.52%) TeamCity
6 10 (1.17%) Eclipse
7 7 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (0.82%) Hudson
8 6 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (0.70%) Vagrant
9 5 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.35%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.23%) GitLab
11 2 (0.23%) Introscope
11 2 (0.23%) Maven
11 2 (0.23%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.23%) Travis CI
12 1 (0.12%) RSpec
12 1 (0.12%) Selenium
General
1 223 (26.02%) Finance
2 92 (10.74%) Banking
3 20 (2.33%) Law
4 19 (2.22%) Back Office
5 17 (1.98%) Investment Banking
6 13 (1.52%) Publishing
7 10 (1.17%) Marketing
8 8 (0.93%) Advertising
8 8 (0.93%) International Banking
9 7 (0.82%) Games
10 6 (0.70%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.47%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.47%) Legal
11 4 (0.47%) Retail
12 3 (0.35%) German Language
13 2 (0.23%) French Language
13 2 (0.23%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.12%) Billing
14 1 (0.12%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.12%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (4.32%) LAMP
2 21 (2.45%) Middleware
3 19 (2.22%) Web Services
4 15 (1.75%) XML
5 8 (0.93%) .NET
6 7 (0.82%) CGI
7 6 (0.70%) HTML
7 6 (0.70%) LEMP Stack
7 6 (0.70%) SAX
8 5 (0.58%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (0.58%) REST
9 4 (0.47%) ELK Stack
9 4 (0.47%) JRuby
9 4 (0.47%) SOAP
9 4 (0.47%) WebSphere MQ
10 3 (0.35%) ActiveMQ
10 3 (0.35%) Itk
10 3 (0.35%) Servlets
10 3 (0.35%) Swing
10 3 (0.35%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 68 (7.93%) Clustering
1 68 (7.93%) Data Centre
2 37 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (3.50%) Management Information System
3 30 (3.50%) Replication
4 20 (2.33%) EMC VNX
5 12 (1.40%) Enterprise Storage
6 11 (1.28%) EMC VMAX
7 10 (1.17%) iSeries
8 9 (1.05%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.05%) Wiki
9 8 (0.93%) Health Informatics
9 8 (0.93%) Informatics
10 7 (0.82%) Blackberry
10 7 (0.82%) Public Cloud
11 6 (0.70%) HACMP
11 6 (0.70%) Hedge funds
11 6 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (0.70%) Mathematics
11 6 (0.70%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 497 (57.99%) Linux
2 322 (37.57%) Windows
3 300 (35.01%) Unix
4 233 (27.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 189 (22.05%) Solaris
6 150 (17.50%) Windows Server
7 112 (13.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 91 (10.62%) AIX
9 81 (9.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 48 (5.60%) CentOS
10 48 (5.60%) Windows Server 2003
11 36 (4.20%) Ubuntu
12 28 (3.27%) Windows 7
13 24 (2.80%) HPUX
14 18 (2.10%) SUSE
15 13 (1.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 11 (1.28%) Debian
16 11 (1.28%) Mac OS X
17 8 (0.93%) Mac OS
17 8 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (14.47%) ITIL
2 113 (13.19%) Migration
3 111 (12.95%) DevOps
4 92 (10.74%) Configuration Management
5 59 (6.88%) High Availability
6 58 (6.77%) Open Source
7 55 (6.42%) Disaster Recovery
8 54 (6.30%) Change Management
9 52 (6.07%) Load Balancing
10 40 (4.67%) Incident Management
11 37 (4.32%) Agile Software Development
12 34 (3.97%) Virtual Environments
13 30 (3.50%) Project Management
13 30 (3.50%) Service Management
14 28 (3.27%) Root Cause Analysis
15 27 (3.15%) Performance Tuning
16 25 (2.92%) Performance Monitoring
17 23 (2.68%) Change Control
17 23 (2.68%) Continuous Integration
18 20 (2.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 122 (14.24%) PowerShell
2 116 (13.54%) Perl
3 112 (13.07%) SQL
4 102 (11.90%) Python
5 78 (9.10%) Bash Shell
6 73 (8.52%) Shell Script
7 62 (7.23%) PHP
8 43 (5.02%) Java
9 42 (4.90%) Ruby
10 17 (1.98%) JavaScript
10 17 (1.98%) VBScript
11 15 (1.75%) C
12 11 (1.28%) VB
13 10 (1.17%) Korn
13 10 (1.17%) PL/SQL
14 9 (1.05%) Bourne shell
14 9 (1.05%) C++
15 8 (0.93%) SystemTap
15 8 (0.93%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.82%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 56 (6.53%) Security Cleared
2 34 (3.97%) SC Cleared
3 26 (3.03%) CCNA
3 26 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (2.45%) Degree
5 17 (1.98%) DV Cleared
5 17 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (1.75%) RHCE
7 13 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (1.17%) MCP
9 9 (1.05%) CCNP
10 8 (0.93%) AAT
10 8 (0.93%) RHCSA
11 7 (0.82%) MCSE
12 5 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.47%) NCDA
13 4 (0.47%) NCIE
13 4 (0.47%) NCSA
13 4 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.90%) SLA
2 8 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.70%) QA
4 5 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 189 (22.05%) Active Directory
2 139 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (6.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 49 (5.72%) vSphere
5 43 (5.02%) Virtual Machines
6 33 (3.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 31 (3.62%) Hyper-V
8 27 (3.15%) KVM
9 26 (3.03%) NFS
10 22 (2.57%) XenApp
11 21 (2.45%) Firmware
11 21 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
12 20 (2.33%) iptables
12 20 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
13 19 (2.22%) VMware ESX
14 17 (1.98%) Veritas File System
15 14 (1.63%) Postfix
15 14 (1.63%) RHEV
16 13 (1.52%) Docker
17 11 (1.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 171 (19.95%) Puppet
2 70 (8.17%) Opscode Chef
3 69 (8.05%) Ansible
4 67 (7.82%) SCOM
5 64 (7.47%) Nagios
6 63 (7.35%) NetBackup
7 55 (6.42%) SCCM
8 28 (3.27%) WSUS
9 19 (2.22%) Control-M
10 15 (1.75%) HAProxy
10 15 (1.75%) Oracle RMAN
10 15 (1.75%) Oracle ZFS
11 12 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
11 12 (1.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 11 (1.28%) OSSEC
13 9 (1.05%) Cobbler
13 9 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
13 9 (1.05%) OpenView
14 8 (0.93%) Failover Clustering
14 8 (0.93%) logstash
Vendors
1 250 (29.17%) VMware
2 249 (29.05%) Red Hat
3 170 (19.84%) Microsoft
4 129 (15.05%) Oracle
5 101 (11.79%) Veritas
6 95 (11.09%) HP
7 91 (10.62%) EMC
8 73 (8.52%) NetApp
9 71 (8.28%) IBM
10 67 (7.82%) Cisco
11 61 (7.12%) Citrix
12 52 (6.07%) Symantec
13 36 (4.20%) Sun
14 31 (3.62%) Dell
15 26 (3.03%) Brocade
16 18 (2.10%) BMC
16 18 (2.10%) Splunk
17 16 (1.87%) 3PAR
18 14 (1.63%) CA
18 14 (1.63%) SolarWinds
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